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International Journal of Research in English

Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A (2023)

Discourse markers errors performed by EFL Iraqi learners

Author(s):

Wafa Naji Hammad

Abstract:

Discourse markers are words and phrases that play role as linking words or linking phrases, they develop ideas and relate them to one another. People use most of the discourse markers in formal context when presenting complicated information in discourse. Discourse markers contribute to discourse cohesion and coherence, at the same time the using too much of them make the discourse heavy or artificial. The problem of this study is that most EFL Iraqi learners find difficulties in selecting the suitable discourse marker in order to link two ideas or sentences. As for aims, the study tries to put a basis to treat with this topic. The data is limited to (30) students who are in third year Iraqi EFL learners/ Tikrit University/ College of Education for Humanities/English Department. In order to perform the aim of the current study, it is hypothesized that students' ability to use discourse markers is limited. It is also hypothesized that the most common errors that are committed by Iraqi EFL learners in using discourse markers are related to textual class.

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International Journal of Research in English
How to cite this article:
Wafa Naji Hammad. Discourse markers errors performed by EFL Iraqi learners. Int. J. Res. Engl. 2023;5(1):23-27. DOI: 10.33545/26648717.2023.v5.i1a.69
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